Historic Marker [Court House] – Mackinac Island MI

Description

In front of the Mackinac Island Courthouse and Police Department building is one of many “incredibly detailed, two-sided oak signs showing scenes of the island’s heritage,” that were hand-carved by WPA artisans. As of 2017 this example, created by J. W. Miximong, is the only remaining marker that is in active use [not housed in a local museum].

Source notes

"Upper Peninsula of Michigan: A History," by Russsell M. Magnaghi (pg. 166)
https://books.google.com/books?id=YTIoDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA166

"Man rescues pieces of Mackinac Island's past," by Annette Kingsbury. (Newspaper article on display at Stuart House City Museum, Mackinac Island, MI)

"Rochester Hills man restores historic Mackinac Island signs," by Alexa Bray. The Oakland Press.
http://www.theoaklandpress.com/article/OP/20120512/NEWS/305129948 (accessed Nov. 11, 2017)

Personal visits by Evan Kalish, Oct. 5, 2017.

http://www.mackinacparks.com/wpa-and-mackinac/

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on December 24, 2017.

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Location Info


Mackinac Island Courthouse
Mackinac Island, MI 49757

Coordinates: 45.849410, -84.619008

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